Eric Young’s done quite well for himself since being released by WWE last April. Returning to Impact, he had a fall run with their World title, and is currently at the center of one of their most interesting weekly stories.
Unfortunately his roll is going to be slowed, at least somewhat, due to an injury he suffered at Impact’s last taping.
“At the last tapings I tore my ACL. It’s the first time I’ve ever been injured. I missed my first wrestling show this Friday that I was booked on in 24 years of doing it. So, it’s frustrating, man. I’ve never been injured. I’ve been hurt lots, but I’ve never been injured. I have to have surgery in like a week and a half. And it’s going to be a long, long road. So, we’ll see, man. It’s going to get real interesting for me.”
The 41 year old says his hurt his knee during a match with James Storm on the first day of the taping, then continued to wrestle before getting it diagnosed:
“I wrestled a hardcore war eight-man tag the following day, then I wrestled Eddie Edwards on Tuesday in a singles match. It was like 20 minutes — on one leg. And I would put that match against anything that airs anytime, for any wrestling company, anywhere in the world, and I did it on one leg. And I’m very proud of it.”
Young’s current role as the leader of the Violent By Design stable with Joe Doering, Cody Deaner, and Rhino could allow him to stay involved and on-screen during the 6 - 9 months he’s going to be out of action. Young said he hopes that will be the case. He also says he’s aiming to be back in six months.
Best of luck, EY. We’re pulling for you.